Questions tagged [domains]

Domains are hostnames that identify Internet Protocol (IP) resources such as web sites. They provide a human-friendly, easily recognizable and memorizable names to numerically addressed Internet resources.

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can't transfer and register a Canceled+/Expired .Li domain (with incomplete WHOIS)

I contacted the registrant (I edited out his name out below) by finding his new email on the web, he emailed me that he don't own the domain anymore and sent photos he took of the paper forms he ...
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.company vs. .com domain - should I use domain forwarding?

I bought an online shop that came with a short but not brand-specific .company domain, but I would prefer to use a brand-specific .com domain. I was told that I cannot change it unless I'm willing to ...
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My emails are being sent to spam and I want to switch domain to resolve. Should I set up an alias or start from scratch?

I have a .com domain which was hacked around 1 year ago. This caused the domain to be blacklisted and I've had a problem with email going to spam ever since. I have since used tools like Sucuri to ...
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Two websites, two domains, for one brand, SEO issues?

I'm doing SEO for a new real estate company, yet the developer had surprised me with this: The developer had created two websites with two domains for one brand: The first domain/website: ...
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Is there a way to hide my domain Whois information for free?

I am so sick of being spammed by calls and emails every time I register a new domain name. I know I can pay for Whois protection with my domain name registrar, or choose a registrar who provides this ...
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For a DokuWiki site, how to force new users to have an email address from a specific domain?

I am trying to manage a DokuWiki site designed for school members. The problem is that I have to check whether the new users are actually members of our school. Since DokuWiki sends temporary ...
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Should you chose gTLD rather then ccTLD even you're not targeting your market to global?

So let's say you're starting a project, you wish it could be used internationally. But currently, in the development stage, you're developing mainly for local user (easier for marketing). Then in this ...
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Why does typing in my site's IP address bring up a different site?

I do not understand how domains are connected to IP addresses. I have a certain domain e.g. example.com. I run ping example.com and get its IP address from DNS query. When I type this IP in address ...
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If I choose to use a naked domain for my website (no www), will I be unable to use a CDN later?

I would like to use a naked domain instead of one with a sub domain but am worried about some potential issues down the line. It is an ecommerce site so if the site grows then a content delivery ...
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How to properly redirect SEO from an old domain to a new one - should I display a message first?

I have a domain, lets say example.com. I am rebranding the website and moving to example2.com. The example.com domain is well positioned in Google. How do I keep this Google position, or how do I harm ...
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If someone owns example.com.au, can they sell example.com separately?

I'm looking to purchase example.com and it's owned by someone in Australia. They have no site at example.com, but rather at example.com.au. Can I purchase example.com from them or do I have to ...
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What is the impact on SEO of deleting all content on a site and starting over with a new content management system?

I am thinking of hitting the refresh button on my custom asp.net website by moving to WordPress install. Since the website is a couple of years old, there is a lot of content that is already indexed ...
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How to register domain for 15 years?

I have heard that Google trust that website which has long expiry date. that want to know how can I register my domain for a long period.
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Buying second domain from different provider

I have a domain a.com registered with one hosting company together with a hosting package. This is where I normally have all my websites. I now want to buy another domain, b.com from whois.com (...
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SEO - switching domains on an established site to a brand new domain

I made a new site for a client that is a huge improvement in terms of asset optimisation, page loads, on-page SEO etc. Rather than use the existing domain that has decent authority he wants to move to ...
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Why is this site still down when the domain was renewed almost a week ago?

The domain of interest was renewed a week ago, but the site is still down. Shouldn't the site be back up by now? (It's not my domain, it's a domain I wanted to buy but failed to get, and I'm asking ...
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When I perform a who-is lookup on a .me domain name, why is it not able to find it despite the fact that it works? [closed]

I know some people who are hosting a TeamTalk server on their Linux VPS. They are using a .me domain. I wanted to see who their domain registrar was, as well as their nameservers, but I wasn't able to ...
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Can I use my own domain at wordpress.com retaining my DNS outside WP?

I have my own domain (e.g. contoso.com). I also have a (free tier) wordpress.com account, using contoso.wordpress.com. My DNS is hosted with my registrar, and email is using Google Apps/G Suite. ...
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Can you officially or globally mark a domain as For Sale?

Domains are ultimately allocated through IANA. For domains that have been purchased, you can do a WHOIS lookup to get some information on the owner. If you want to sell a domain, is there any global,...
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Have my-domain.com and mydomain.com - which to make canonical? [duplicate]

Further to this question we have two very descriptive domains like dog-toys.ie and dogtoys.ie and have decided we will now make one of them canonical, with HTTPS, and do a 302 from the other domain. ...
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Getting a redirect to ugly beanstalk URL rather than seeing my domain name on my WordPress site, despite setting Route53 alias record

I have a bunch of hosted zones set up for some GoDaddy domains. Also, my website is a WordPress website hosted on an Elastic Beanstalk environment. I've imported the record sets from the GoDaddy ...
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Use same domain for two websites, depending on customer IP [closed]

Here's the scenario I want to know if possible and how: Scenario Domain (www.foo.com) at one hosting provider. Two websites, one at www.bar.com and another one at www.biz.com, each at a different ...
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Setting domain records correctly based on predefined ones

I bought a new domain (let's call it example.com) from a domain provider (let's call it provider.com). I would like to point the domain to my server. The thing is that the provider automatically ...
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Can we check if a parked domain is getting hits?

Is there a way we can check if parked domain is receiving hits. We have some parked domains that we are not using or are not being forwarded to other domain can we check if some one is checking ...
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Can a domain be set to auto renew at the end of the 10 year registration period?

I have several domains that I’ve set to auto renew yearly. Next month, I’ll have owned these domains for a full 10 years, which is how long I originally registered them for. I want to continue to ...
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Will a permanent redirecting domain appear in Google search results?

I have a domain A which will permanently redirect to domain B. May I know if there is a chance domain A will appear from Google search results? Or it will not appear at all? In this case, how do I ...
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Are PayPal merchant accounts linked to a domain name such that changing our web address will cause payment problems?

Is a PayPal merchant account linked to a domain name? I have a project where an established website is going to be changing their domain name. Will PayPal checkout continue to work on the website ...
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Google Search Console change of address tool is not listing my new .org domain despite verifying it, how do I change to it from my .in domain?

I have moved my website to dot org (.org) from dot in (.in) to rank globally and made a redirection from old domain to new domain but how can I inform this to Google. I have added my new domain in ...
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Can I set my dns zone at my hosting provider to a domain purchased somewhere else?

I am going to choose as my hosting provider NetCup.eu which is located in Germany and has interesting and affordable VPS and root server solutions. They also sell domains, however they are not as ...
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What Unicode is allowed in domain names under ccTLDs?

Western Somoa, Equilateral Ginuea, and some other countries don't use the IDN2008 protocol and allow Unicode including Emoji; something IDN2008 doesn't allow. I've been trying to figure out what ...
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Behaviour of domains when transferred, that do not use auth codes [closed]

I am currently working on a feature for an existing project that enables the user to initiate a transfer out of domains. As stated by this Google Spreadsheet, which is I hope somewhat correct, most ...
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Who own the country level domain names? Is there not any ICANN rules?

I read the terms and condition of Domain Registration Policy (country level domain register in my county) The following sentence were there: Domains may not be sold, and any such domains may be de-...
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After a domain name expired and goes into a grace period, what happens to the WHOIS information on it?

I have a domain name that is expiring in a few weeks. I want to delete the domain name right now, but the Registrar company will only let me delete it by letting it expire. I have purchased a WHOIS ...
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Why in the modern world I would need my .com website to also have www subdomain? [duplicate]

Recently I registered a .com address for a business. In the modern world (year 2018) why would I need to add and maintain the www. subdomain of my domain? I'm mostly interested in benefits of the ...
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Must I use a Top Level Domain (TLD) for localhost websites?

I've always used name.dev for local development, but since Google Chrome 63 update, out December 2017, domains with .dev are in the preloaded HSTS list with a rule enforcing HTTPS, no workarounds. ...
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Another Domain Under My Domain

Say my domain is foo.com and there is another domain bar.com. When people go to, say, xyz.foo.com - I want them to see bar.com. Is this possible to configure somehow. I think I've seen an option like ...
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Progressive Web App (PWA) in a sub-folder

Are there any implications for running a Progressive Web App (PWA) on a sub-folder of a site, rather than the domain's root? Our site has an existing backend-driven site at the root of the domain, ...
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If a subdomain or subdirectory is given a 301 redirect does it affect the parent domain in SEO ranking?

I have a website running on example.com, but I wish to have abc.example.com that redirects to another domain altogether like example.net. Is it possible to redirect a subdomain without affecting any ...
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Purchase domain and web-hosting from different company [duplicate]

I know that it is possible to purchase domain from one company and web-hosting from other, but I have never done that yet. Its first time I am doing it so I want to do it in correct way. I have ...
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Should we have a domain that is off-topic or not so on topic?

Let's say we got a domain xmastown.com. If we only look at a domain, we'll think it's related to Christmas, but how about if the site if for building websites and apps? Is it fine? Is it good? Will ...
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Use .htaccess to rewrite any subdomain to the corresponding subdir without revealing the subdir

I have a little problem with my .htaccess. For example, if I go to test.example.com, it's in folder /sub/test. But it shows test.example.com/sub/test. How can I hide the path after .com? Or is there ...
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Migrating domain from one cpanel account to another and DNS propagation

I have two accounts that I wish to migrate from an old cpanel server to a new cpanel server over the weekend. Each of the accounts has a domain and those domains are not managed by me, they belong to ...
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Are the problems in Google with including keywords in addition the brand name in the domain name?

I have a client and he do logo design. Still he is not registered the company too. He is targeting keywords like "logo design", etc. He can register company name as "Cretvoit Pvt Ltd" or "Cretvoit ...
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Avoid email address being black listed when contacting writers

I want to email people who wrote articles which are related to my software. Not articles about my software, just articles that make me think that the author might want to write an article about my ...
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Can an old domain haunt future organic search results?

I have a customer that we are rebuilding a site for and question has arisen that I haven't come across. They used a domain for their original website and hired an SEO company that gave them a bunch of ...
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Binding a domain to a webhost

I've bought a domain name from GoDaddy and I decided to host it on Ali Baba Cloud. I am abit new to that stuff so I'm wondering, what do I need to change beside the name servers? Any record I need to ...
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After transferring the domain to another registrar, sub domains stopped working. NS is still same

This is kind of a mystery to me. I have recently transferred a domain name from GoDaddy to NameCheap. The DNS I am using is CloudFlare. Since the time transfer has completed, I see that while the ...
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Can a domain be obtained and used without a domain registrar?

I guess the greater question should be Why is a domain registrar necessary, but does one for ease of the average man. I understand that the purpose of a registrar is so that way all people have to do ...
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Does manipulation of a sub-doman to a different domain name cause any issues with an SSL wildcard?

For example, if I have a subdomain of: https://foobar.somesite.com that is hosting the site but I want to pass the actual domain of: https://foobar.com in the browser would this cause any issues ...
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Add custom domain on Azure without application restart?

Few months ago Azure started restarting applications when change occurs in custom domains. This behavior is, of course, quite bothersome as, aside of unnecessary restarts, startup on Azure can't ...

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